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FE2 - Philosophy of Education

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it”. On a certain Sunday evening, this provocative statement swirled tumultuously in my head as I observed author Simon Sinek (2009) deliver the inspiring speech – How Great Leaders Inspire Action – at a TED conference. 1,252 more words


ISTE Standard 5 - Lifelong Learning

According to a professional development study done by EdSurge (2014), teachers report getting the most value out of informal learning opportunities such as using twitter chats and online learning communities (p. 540 more words

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Getting to Hogwarts: Michael Oakeshott, Ivan Illich, and J.K. Rowling on ‘School’

Oakeshott’s words were prescient and remains salient as ever

The world in which many children now grow up is crowded, not necessarily with occupants and not at all with memorable experiences, but with happenings; it is a ceaseless flow of seductive trivialities which invoke neither reflection nor choice but instant participation.

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Course Evaluation: Introduction to Teaching

8.1 Professional Practice – Participating in a Professional Community

Developing relationships and open discussion with other educators, emerging and experienced, has been a key part of processing the purpose of public education. 538 more words

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Meta-Reflection: Curriculum Design

I first came into Curriculum Design (EDU 60166) with prior experience in creating and teaching lessons and curricula but not with aligning them to any standards, nor having a clear assessment plan for them.  573 more words

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Meta-Reflection: Learners in Context

8.2 Professional Practice – Growing and Developing  professionally.

Part of growing as a professional educator has been reflecting on my own journey as a student and challenging those ideas, beliefs, and practices I thought of as normal and acceptable in the classroom. 514 more words

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